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Indoor & Outdoor Things To Do

Sandy toes. Stress melting waves. Towering sand dunes. Heaven on Earth? You tell us. Between shoreline strolls, well-worn hiking trails, and pick up games of frisbee, you’ll discover a piece of paradise all your own. Here, you’ll find adventure and history intertwined in 15,000 acres of diverse national park terrain, acclaimed entertainment venues, beloved buildings, curated experiences, and a long list of local festivals.

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Attractions & Recreation

Inman's Bowling & Recreation Center

Inman’s Bowling & Recreation Center – Coupon

Buy one get one FREE, bowling games, time bowling, mini-golf, go-karts and paddle boats. Experience 32 lanes of bowling, a video game arcade with…

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Four Seasons Landscaping Nursery

Fours Seasons Landscaping Nursery – Coupon

15% OFF native plants and monarch butterfly plants. Valid on regularly priced plants, shrubs, and trees only. Excellent quality trees, shrubs, and…

Wines & Brews

Leeds Public House

Leeds Public House – Coupon

20% OFF Chef-created seasonal dishes and specialty cocktails are served up in the family-friendly gastropub housed in a fully renovated historic…

Casual Dining

Sunrise Family Restaurant

Sunrise Family Restaurant – Coupon

Buy one entree with a drink and get one entree and drink free of equal or lesser value Family owned and run restaurant serving all types of…

Pizza

Salvoras Pizza, Inc.

Salvoras Pizza, Inc. – Coupon

15% OFF regular priced items. Must indicate coupon at the time of ordering and must present coupon at checkout (pick up or delivery). This…

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Lucky Leo's Resale

Lucky Leo’s Resale – Coupon

$5.00 OFF your purchase if $10.00 or more. A cute resale shop in Hebron. One of their main goals is to give back to the community in many different…

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Wildlife

Hoary Vervain: A Crowd Pleasing Wildflower

Hoary vervain grows in dry, sandy, or gravely soils in oak savannas and in prairies. This wildflower has a particular fondness for growing along…

Dunes 101

Dunes 101: How to Stay Safe in the Dunes

Check out these safety tips and guidelines about how to be a responsible visitor when enjoying the Indiana Dunes.

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Broken Wagon Bison

Get up close and personal with our country’s largest native land mammal at this family-owned bison farm. Take a wagon tour to see a herd of more…

563 W. 450 North, Hobart

Chesterton Brewery

A veteran-owned brewery giving back to veterans and local heroes with every pour of custom-crafted microbrews. A place where you can feel comfortable…

1050 Broadway, Ste. 36, Chesterton

Chesterton Toys

This shop is a wonderland of classic and wooden toys, as well as unique, modern playthings, all with a strong focus on “kid-powered”…

201 S. Calumet Rd., Chesterton

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson – Portage

Enjoy the comforts of home at the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, located just 10 minutes from the Indiana Dunes. This charming hotel has plenty of…

1630 Olmstead Dr., Portage

Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Want to create a personalized tour of the Indiana Dunes area? Stop by the Visitor Center where our front desk destination concierges will help you…

1215 N. State Road 49, Porter

Speakeasy at the Spa

Witness the historic rebirth of the 1920’s speakeasy. The Speakeasy at the Spa compliments their Spa Special Events Center located on the same…

333 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter

Spring House Inn

It’s one part hotel, one part country retreat, and all parts comfort. With more than 50 rooms perfect for business travelers, families, and anyone…

303 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter

(219) Taproom

They feature 16 taps shared with only a few carefully curated breweries Their beers are unique to NWI! Their menu is as creative and unique as their…

109 S. 3rd St., Chesterton

49’er Drive-In Theatre

Experience a blast from the past at a place that has been chosen as one of the top drive-ins in the nation. Open weekends in April, May, and…

675 N. Calumet Ave., Valparaiso

4th Street Theater

This award-winning community theater produces musicals and plays that are amusing and entertaining as well as classic and sometimes provocative. Call…

125 N. 4th St., Chesterton

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RVs & Campgrounds

Sand Creek Campground

This peaceful, family-oriented campground is just minutes from the Indiana Dunes State Park and offers everything a camper could want. Full electric…

RVs & Campgrounds

Indiana Dunes State Park Campground

Located less than a mile from the beach and within walking distance of the South Shore Rail Station, this campground is one of the most popular in…

RVs & Campgrounds

Dunewood Campground

Just over a mile south of Lake Michigan, this campground has 67 reservable wooded sites near the South Shore Train’s Beverly Shores Station.…